My husband and I started buying art to represent the places we've lived in and traveled to together. Since then we've collected more after meeting various artists and being intrigued by their story or the inspiration behind their work. That's why we started our business Front Porch Art... to address the importance of establishing some kind of relationship to the artist.
So we work to bring out the story behind each piece, we're creating videos of the artists in their studio, etc. Our hope is that these new ways of taking online communication and building relationships between buyers and artists will help everyone feel more comfortable bringing art home with them!
We know from experience you can start collecting at a budget even less than what it would cost to buy something mass produced from the store. If you're interested, check out what we do at www.frontporchart.com and youtube.com/frontporchart for some of the videos.
I voted for a box.
Paige Ellens has the best box and she's the sweetest/nicest/coolest/bestest artist/person in Memphis.
Vote for Paige. She vows to keep The Flyer free. I hear the other artists want to start charging so they can buy more art supplies. Make your vote count. Support free art in Memphis. Plus, she supports saving kittens and puppies from being euthanized. The other contestants probably don't.
Mollie & NATE
Like Paige Ellen it remines me of memphis when I was growing up in Frayser Tn lol but they all look great she just look like she love her work good luck to all you all did a great job!!!!!!!!! Riley Burns the ARTS
Mollie and Nathan
Vote for mollie and nathan parten!!!
My vote is for Masumi Oizumi.
I'd like to vote for Gino's t-shirt.
WOW! I had no idea. What a fantastic collection. Lets hope efforts are being made to keep the Henry Darger pieces in Memphis permanently (Brooks) ...
Enjoyed reading this Article by Eileen
I enjoyed this article very much.
This is so great you are doing this again. SO FUCKING GREAT
Hamlett Dobbins is a class act and we are a fortunate to have him represent Memphis as he has, and how he will in the future. Great article!
It seems to be trending there are more dogs on Facebook these days... :-)
Quality painting, both figurate and abstract, demand a certain level of practice and skill that many young students don’t possess today.
That is not to discount the other work, some of which is certainly thought provoking.
Dwayne, in some recent postings you have mentioned that you should do articles about specific topics in future posts. What makes an arts district in Memphis? Are artist needed to proclaim yourself an arts district? Are developers using the term to profiteer off of artists when they claim that they are creating yet another arts district?
I would love to read your thoughts on this topic. Nice post BTW. Last weeks post was also.
Some people do care about painting. Elizabeth Greene has a great painting in this show.
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